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Re: What do you call someone from --- ?

Poster: James and/or Nancy Gilly <KatieMorag@worldnet.att.net>

At 00:47 23-11-96 +0000, you wrote:
>Poster: Alys of Foxdale <foxdale@wolfstar.com>
>> Folks from Isenfir are called Isenfiri (usually plural) and sometimes 
>> Isenfarer (singular). I have known people to say "he is isenfiri" and 
>> "they are isenfiri"; but they tend to stumble over saying "he is an 
>> isenfiri". I'm not really sure what half-understood rules are at play there.
>> Henry Best,
>> 	coiner of the phrase "Another Fine Product"
>> 	former seneschal of Isenfir
>The difference between a noun and an adjective.  Your first two
>examples employ Isenfiri as a predicate adjective, which is cool, but
>in the third you attempted to use it as a noun, which is not.
>   Alys of Foxdale        | Vert, on a fess between three trees
>foxdale@wolfstar.com      |     argent, a fox passant gules.

However, a person from Kashmir is a Kashmiri, and one from Bengal is a Bengali.

Alasdair mac Iain of Elderslie          Argent, a chevron cotised azure
Dun na Leomhainn Bhig                   surmounted by a sword and in chief
Barony of Marinus                       two mullets sable

James and/or Nancy Gilly

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